Metal By Numbers 1/2: Happy New Year; Here’s Some Record Sales

Posted by on January 2, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.

Nothing changes on New Year’s Day, so say U2. Such lyrics are true in many ways, but are particularly fitting for record sales. The only real big debut at the end of 2013 was After The Burial, but we’re obviously not bogged down with tons of debuts…yet. I like to check the 2014 in metal Wikipedia page (though its not always accurate) to get an idea of what there is to look forward to. Soon we’ll have releases from Iced Earth, Periphery, Cynic, and more. Looks like we’re going to have another fine year in metal. So enjoy more metals and numbers and snide comments and thanks for checking this column out every week.


Notable Sales:

Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2 (Prospect Park) #28, 19,025 sold

I wouldn’t expect much change in terms of FFDP sales anytime soon, but this is a solid increase for the album, which sold an additional 14% to bring it’s cume to 163,000 in six weeks.


A Day To Remember, Common Courtesy (Self-Released) #36, 16,650

This sees a 43% boost with just under 145,000 sold in total. It’s certainly a victory for them, if you get what we’re saying.


Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #45, 14,325 sold

I’m hoping the band’s inspiration for the album title was this movie.


Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #84, 10,225 sold

A boost of 25% for a total of 333,000 sold. Yup, just about at gold for the combined albums.


Pierce The Veil, Collide With The Sky (Fearless) #111, 7,750 sold

The albums collides with the over 200,000 sold mark.


Skillet, Rise (Atlantic), #112, 7,700 sold

Over 210,000 sold.


Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #117, 7,850 sold

A 77% boost puts this back on the charts for the first time since October. A huge boost for an album that’s continued to sell well.


Linkin Park, Recharged (Warner Bros.) #134, 6,125 sold

This isn’t charging up the charts much.


Queens of the Stone Age …Like Clockwork (Matador) #153, 5,125 sold

A 25% boost keeps sales going like…well, you know.


Korn, The Paradigm Shift (Prospect Park) #163, 4,850 sold

Just under 110,000 sold


Sleeping With Sirens, Feel (Rise) #172, 4,650 sold

A 30% boost wakes this sleeper up for the charts.


Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #182, 4,275 sold

Sales have started picking up a bit again with total sales over 167,000.


Asking Alexandria, From Death To Destiny (Sumerian) #186, 4,225 sold

We’re sure you were endlessly asking for this to gain a 70% boost.


Black Sabbath, 13 (Universal) #196, 4,000 sold

This is approaching the 350,000 mark.


After The Burial, Wolves Within  (Sumerian) 2,300 sold

The band’s fourth album debuted last week with 5,525 sold.


Crown The Empire, The Fallout (Rise) #147, 2,250 sold

Just under 50,000 sold in total.


Deafheaven, Sunbather (Deathwish) 1,525 sold

This continues to sell with over 20,000 sold in total.


Our Last Night, Oak Island EP (Self-Released) 680 sold

A whopping boost of 150%.


Deicide, In The Minds of Evil (Century Media) 650 sold

Not much action in the land of Deicide with a 3% drop.


Thy Art Is Murder, Hate (Nuclear Blast) 650 sold

An artful 83% boost.


Get Scared, Everyone’s Out To Get Me (Fearless) #137, 520 sold

Scaring people was probably necessary to get a 90% boost.


Gemini Syndrome, Lux (Warner Bros.) 500 sold

The tiniest boost of 5%.


Living Sacrifice, Ghost Thief (Solid State) 450 sold

A boost of 73%. Praise the lord!


Scar The Martyr, Scar The Martyr (Roadrunner) 440 sold

We have the latest on the Slipknot/Joey Jordison story.


Fit For A King, Descendants (Solid State) 390 sold

A re-release of the band’s first album get’s an 80% boost.


Dayshell, Dayshell (Sumerian) 380 sold

A 69% (snicker) boost.


Týr, Valkyrja (Metal Blade) 370 sold

A 47% boost gives no reason to shed a týr.


Fates Warning, Darkness In a Different Light (Inside Out) 370 sold

The light shines on a 11% boost.


Gorguts, Colored Sands (Season of Mist) 370 sold

Feeling a bit gutted from a 17% drop.


The Amity Affliction, Chasing Ghosts (Roadrunner) 370 sold

This album came out over a year ago and hasn’t been seen on the charts since July. That said, it still seems to spike up in sales every now and then.


Russian Circles, Memorial (Sargent House) 370 sold

This dropped off last week, but a 32% boost has made it appear again.


Beartooth, Sick (Red Bull) 360 sold

This EP came out a few months ago, but this is its MBN debut.


Kill Devil Hill, Revolution Rise (Century Media) 320 sold

A 17% boost barely brings this back into the picture.


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